Paddle Boarding at Oscar Scherer September 28, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Fun & Games, Life Balance.
Tags: Exercise, Fun, Oscar Scherer State Park, YOLO Boarding
Today I did something I’ve never done before . . . I went YOLO boarding!
YOLO (“You Only Live Once”) Boarding is a cross between surfing and kayaking. Participants stand on a board that’s thicker and sturdier than a surfboard and use canoe-type paddles to glide across the water.
Sounds like a FUN way to explore new vistas, eh? Just remember to keep an eye out for wildlife.
Before heading out on gator patrol, I took a brief 20-second lesson on balancing, paddling, and standing up without toppling over.
Then I paddled around the shallows of Osprey Lake looking for hungry gators lurking about.
I didn’t see any, but you can’t be too careful in gator country. I made another pass before sending the “all clear” sign.
Wait . . . did he see me? Better double check before standing. Yoo Hoo. Over Here. I’m ready to stand up now.
YES! I did it! I stood up first try. With only a slight wobbly. Yay!
OK . . . let’s paddle around to see the sights in Oscar Scherer State Park without falling into the brackish water.
Yay! I stayed HIGH and DRY! Not too shabby for a first-timer.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Have you ever gone paddle boarding? If not, would you like to give it a try?